'Bohemian Rhapsody' Sequel Is Reportedly Being 'Heavily Discussed'
Following several wins at the Academy Awards, there are new rumours that a sequel to the Queen biopic is currently being seriously considered.
The unconfirmed rumour appeared in Page Six during their chat with Rudi Dolezal -- the director for many of Queen's videos -- where he reportedly told them that the band's manager, Jim Beach, was surely planning a follow-up to the massive box office success.
Beach was one of the producers on the film, which scored four Oscars including Best Actor for Rami Malek's portrayal and lip syncing of Freddie Mercury.
"I'm sure he plans a sequel that stars with Live Aid," Dolezal told Page Six, before adding that he believed the follow-up was being "heavily discussed in the Queen family".
This isn't the first time talks of a sequel have popped up, with Queen guitarist and another of the film's producers, Brian May saying back in December: "Who knows, there might be a sequel."
That was well ahead of the film's massive box office success -- it went on to make upwards of $840 million at the worldwide box office, becoming the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time.
Meanwhile, after the Oscars, May posted on Instagram that he was "left with very mixed feelings" following the award season scrutiny of the film.
"If you look at the Press and Internet discussions that took place over the last few months," May wrote, "you can see that 90% of it is aimed at discrediting one or other, or all of the nominated films by innuendo and smears, rather than discussing their merits and admiring the skills that went into making them."
"Vitriol and dishonesty, and blatant attempts to shame and influence the members into voting the way they, in their arrogance required them to... It’s a kind of vindictive sickness that seems to have gripped public life."
Whatever happens with the currently unconfirmed sequel, there are already two other Queen-related features in the works -- one of which is being helmed by Dolezal himself, Freddie Mercury: in His Own Words.
The other film, The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story is set to air on ABC in the United States next month.
Feature: 20th Century Fox.